Friday, March 13, 2009

Blogging the novel

Here's sort of an update. An agent from the big-time agency reading my new novel says she loves it and would like to work with it. No champagne bottles are being uncorked just yet...because first there will be a reader's report. I am not sure what that is but it seems like having someone else (perhaps someone from the outside) read the manuscript and see if the agent's assessment makes sense and identify problems.

Well, we'll wait and see. I am cautiously excited and happy but am taking a wait and see attitude. Once (and if) there is a contract, I will celebrate. Until then I wait.

8 comments:

ekalayva said...

Cooool. Hope for the best.

Sujatha said...

Definitely a step in the right direction, Jawahara! Will keep fingers crossed!

C. said...

Oh it is so in the bag, about time someone recognized the brilliant writing!

Mighty Mom said...

Way to go! Got to love baby steps!

naperville mom said...

Wow! I'm so happy for you, Jawahara:)

binafshe said...

fingers crossed, let us know what happens!!

Jawahara Saidullah said...

Thanks everyone. Will keep you updated....whichever way this goes.

Judy Bussey said...

I know you knew going in, how stressful the process would be, but that doesn't alleviate the dreadful personal assessment that comes with potential rejection. I'm proud of you for hanging in and basking in whatever good news you receive. This is good news! You never compromise any of your work--or principles, so remain true to your original ideas. They are good, meaningful ideas that will someday be appreciated by many people. I believe in you!
Judy